Fodor's Expert Review De Sel et d'Ardoise

$$ Orleans French Fodor's Choice

With a chef fresh from one of Paris's top new-wave bistros, a chic interior, and a creative and changing menu, this gastrobistro is Orléans's best-kept secret. The finest ingredients—Challans duck, oysters just in from Brittany, and produce from the region's top producers—are in talented hands and add up to dishes of subtlety and sophistication. You can try the pumpkin velouté to start, followed by succulent roast pigeon served with crisp, seasonal heirloom vegetables, all accompanied by a curated selection of small-producer Loire wines. Prices for this quality of food are exceptionally reasonable, and there are only 20 seats: be sure to reserve early.

French Casual Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner Fodor's Choice $$

Quick Facts

44 rue du Faubourg Bannier
Orléans, Centre-Val de Loire  45000, France

02–34–50–23–40

Known For:
  • Daily innovations
  • Emphasis on vegetables
  • Regional wine list
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon.

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